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Power and Potential of Family Meetings

Title: Power and Potential of Family Meetings with Terry Altilio, LCSW, ACSW and Dana Ribeiro Miller, M.Div, LMSW, ACHP-SW

CE/CME Credit Available:

Counselor, Nurse, Physician, Non-Physician Healthcare Professional and Social Worker

Member Price:  $35.00
Non-Member Price:  $70.00

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Non-Physician Healthcare Professional Certificate

Length: 1.0 hour

This course was originally presented at NHPCO, AAHPM and HPNA’s 2015 Virtual Conference entitled Clinical Advances in the Art and Science of Care.

Family meetings have great potential to influence an illness experience for patients, families and caregivers. How information is provided can affect decision making, the lived experience of the illness, as well as the bereavement process after the patient’s death. This session is focused on data that informs the organization and process of family meetings and provide a clinical framework enhancing skills.


  • Integrate ideas for navigating complex family systems
  • Outline specialist responsibilities
  • Identify structural aspects to consider in setting up family meetings     including: Place Participants Process Documentation 

Terry Altilio, LCSW, ACSW

Terry Altilio is a recipient of a PDIA Career Achievement Award and a Social Work Leadership Award which supported a post graduate social work fellowship and listserv which currently links 690 social workers. She has received a Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship Award. In addition to direct practice, she lectures on pain and symptom management and ethics in the post masters programs at NYU, Smith and California State University San Marcos. She has authored publications on varied aspects of palliative social work and pain and symptom management as well as lecturing nationally and internationally. She is co-editor with Shirley Otis- Green of the inaugural Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work, published in 2011.

Dana Ribeiro Miller, M.Div, LMSW, ACHP-SW

Dana Ribeiro Miller is a post graduate Social Work Fellow with the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Dana holds a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. Dana gained her field experience at the Blanton Peale Institute where she conducted one on one psychodynamic/spiritually based counseling sessions, and NY Presbyterian Hospital where she was assigned to the Cardio Thoracic ICU and the Open Heart ICU both working with families and co-leading a caregiver’s support group for family and friends of cardiac patients. She is a member of National Association of Social Workers, the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Prior to her decision to shift her career towards palliative care, Dana worked for twelve years in hospitality management and event planning.


Faculty: Terry Altilio, LCSW, ACSW and Dana Ribeiro Miller, M.Div, LMSW, ACHP-SW have  no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN,   RN have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CE/CME Credit Hours: Nurse:  1.0 Contact Hours
Social Worker:  1.0 Contact Hours
Physician:  1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Completion: In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.
CE/CME Info:

Counselor: NHPCO is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Nurse:  NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. NHPCO designates this enduring material for maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.


Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse, physician, and social worker, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form. *including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, spiritual care givers, etc.  is activity.

Release Date: April 30, 2017

Expiration Date:  

April 30, 2020

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